Lea Snyder is the lead organizer for BSides Boston. She helped organize the conference in 2014 & 2015 and was the lead organizer for 2016 & 2017. She started volunteering for BSides Seattle in 2016 and quickly joined the organizing team. She is the co-founder of Layer 8 Conference with Patrick Laverty. Lea is passionate about giving back to the security community, creating an atmosphere that is welcoming to all participants, and learning something new along the way.